Exaltabo te, Domine
I will magnify thee, O Lord, for thou hast set me up *
and not made my foes to triumph over me.
O Lord my God, I cried unto thee *
and thou hast healed me.
Thou, Lord, hast brought my soul out of hell *
thou hast kept my life from them that go down to the pit.
Sing praises unto the Lord, O ye saints of his *
and give thanks unto him for a remembrance of his holiness.
For his wrath endureth but the twinkling of an eye, and in his pleasure is life *
heaviness may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be removed *
thou, Lord, of thy goodness hast made my hill so strong.
Thou didst turn thy face from me *
and I was troubled.
Then cried I unto thee, O Lord *
and gat me to my Lord right humbly.
What profit is there in my blood *
when I go down to the pit?
Shall the dust give thanks unto thee *
or shall it declare thy truth?
Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me *
Lord, be thou my helper.
Thou hast turned my heaviness into joy *
thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness.
Therefore shall every good man sing of thy praise without ceasing *
O my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.
Blessed is he whose unrighteousness is forgiven *
and whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth no sin *
and in whose spirit there is no guile.
For while I held my tongue *
my bones consumed away through my daily complaining.
For thy hand is heavy upon me day and night *
and my moisture is like the drought in summer.
I will acknowledge my sin unto thee *
and mine unrighteousness have I not hid.
I said, I will confess my sins unto the Lord *
and so thou forgavest the wickedness of my sin.
For this shall every one that is godly make his prayer unto thee, in a time when thou mayest be found *
but in the great water-floods they shall not come nigh him.
Thou art a place to hide me in, thou shalt preserve me from trouble *
thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.
I will inform thee, and teach thee in the way wherein thou shalt go *
and I will guide thee with mine eye.
Be ye not like to horse and mule, which have no understanding *
whose mouths must be held with bit and bridle, lest they fall upon thee.
Great plagues remain for the ungodly *
but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord, mercy embraceth him on every side.
Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice in the Lord *
and be joyful, all ye that are true of heart.